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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 24 April 2019

The Cricket Pod: South Africa's unscarred youth give them World Cup hope

The Proteas led by Faf du Plessis will be a tougher lot in the May 30-July 14 tournament in England and Wales

Aiden Markram, left, and Kagiso Rabada represent the future of South African cricket. Shaun Roy / Getty Images
Aiden Markram, left, and Kagiso Rabada represent the future of South African cricket. Shaun Roy / Getty Images

This week, cricket journalist Tristan Holme talks to The Cricket Pod co-hosts Paul Radley and Chitrabhanu Kadalayil about the state of South African cricket.

Faf du Plessis' side have excelled on the field, crushing Pakistan in a home Test series recently, with their youth giving them plenty of hope in the short term (read World Cup) as well as over the long haul.

Holme details the challenges Cricket South Africa faces both within the organisation and outside, even as the game itself is managing to appeal beyond its traditional base.

Listen here to find out:

Also in this episode:

  • What is former ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat's legacy at Cricket South Africa? Here is Holme's take.
  • Record-breaking win over China a big deal for UAE women's cricket, says captain Humaira Tasneem.
  • Why all-rounder Hardik Pandya is a symptom and not the problem of Indian society, according to Kadalayil.

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Updated: January 15, 2019 09:35 AM

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